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Aptly named "The Organic Contemporary Display," this space features
a mixture of contemporary and organic materials that introduces a new
design style to the market. Two small conference rooms that were rarely
used were converted into a display that opens up to the rest of the showroom and invites people in.

Project Goals
Another requirement of this new display was to be able to use it as
a large group meeting space. The sizable island can accommodate
five chairs, and additional stools are hidden behind a live-edge door
that slides open to reveal a TV that can be used as a monitor for sales
presentations.
Busby Cabinets has always offered more than just cabinets, and this
display illustrates this by featuring the latest in storage innovation and
interior accessories for cabinetry. Some of those items include contemporary chrome pantry pullouts and LeMans miracle corner units from Häfele,
as well as Blum Legrabox drawers and Servo Drive for Aventos lift systems.
For storage, tall oak pilasters open as tall pantries with hidden hand routs
for easy opening.
The display also offers the latest in materials and hardware innovation.
Soft-white, high-gloss acrylic on the doors and drawers is paired with softly
glazed, rustic, knotty white oak on the island and sliding doors. Quartz
countertops complete the look.
"The combination of materials offers an opposing yet somehow
natural fit," said Busby.

A channel for lighting was routed into the
floating shelves, and 12 square LED can
lights were added in the ceiling. LED lighting
illuminates the photo wall from the backside.

Challenges and Solutions
To convert two small rooms into one large room that offers an inviting
feel, the design team removed the wall between the rooms and incorporated a 12-ft. opening in the front wall. For private meetings, three 4-ft.
doors open and close together on a sliding-track mechanism.
Even though this room is on an interior wall of the showroom, Busby
wanted it to have the feel of a natural kitchen with a view outside. A corner "window" on an interior wall was created by fusing a custom local
lake image to Plexiglas and is lit from behind with LED strips.
"This initiates a huge impact and surprise element when our clients
enter this area of our showroom," said Busby. "It accomplished exactly
what we were hoping for."
Because the room is long and narrow, they wanted to create an open,
floating effect for the island. Being able to see all the way through it would
make the room seem larger. The team custom designed and built 2-in.
square, textured, aluminum legs with steel supports connected on each
end to carry the weight of the island. The steel supports are hidden inside
the 2-1/4-in.-thick combination wood and quartz countertop.
"This is a remarkable space and a true push of a contemporary statement that will undoubtedly explain the company's ability to work in the
contemporary environment, as well as demonstrate their craftsmanship
and design skill," said Design Awards judge, Ray Wiese.
"We have had four successful marketing ventures since the completion
of this innovative display," said Busby. ■

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sources
Design Team: Jack Busby, Diane Mulligan & Dave Stanley, of Busby
Cabinets; Kathryn Dunagan & Marc Thee of Marc-Michaels Interiors;
Photographer: Everett & Soule
Aluminum Legs: Klahm & Sons; Countertops: Caesarstone; Hardware:
Blum, Hafele & KN Crowder; Lighting: Häfele, WAC; Ovens: Bosch; Paint:
Sherwin-Williams; Receptacle: Sillites; Refrigerator: Thermador; Sink:
Kraus; Storage: Häfele, Blum; Television: Samsung; Tile: Artistic Tile

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - September 2015

KBB - September/October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Before & After
Sustainable Design
2015 Design Award Winners
Cover Story
Kitchen of the Year
Bathroom of the Year
Showroom of the Year
Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - September 2015 - KBB - September/October 2015
KBB - September 2015 - Cover2
KBB - September 2015 - 1
KBB - September 2015 - Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 3
KBB - September 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - September 2015 - 5
KBB - September 2015 - Editor’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 7
KBB - September 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - September 2015 - 9
KBB - September 2015 - People & Places
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KBB - September 2015 - Better Business
KBB - September 2015 - 13
KBB - September 2015 - Before & After
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KBB - September 2015 - 16
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KBB - September 2015 - Sustainable Design
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KBB - September 2015 - 20
KBB - September 2015 - Cover Story
KBB - September 2015 - Kitchen of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Bathroom of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Showroom of the Year
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KBB - September 2015 - Woodsy elements emphasize versatile 2nd Place Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - 35
KBB - September 2015 - Functional layout paves way for the 2nd Place Bathroom
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KBB - September 2015 - Dual islands stand out in the Honorable Mention Kitchen
KBB - September 2015 - Timeless marble highlights the Honorable Mention Bathroom
KBB - September 2015 - 40
KBB - September 2015 - KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
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KBB - September 2015 - Trends
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